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We Do Not Know How Long or Short This Present Age Is, But Then Comes Future Resurrection and Immortality

January 3, 2021

I Corinthians 2: 7 The rulers of THIS AGE are coming to nothing. 7 God’s HIDDEN wisdom God predestined BEFORE THE AGES for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, because if they had known this wisdom , they would not have crucified the Lord of glory

Galatians 4: 3  We WERE in slavery under the elemental forces of the WORLD. 9 But NOW WE KNOW  God, or rather have BECOME KNOWN by God

Ephesians 3 :9 The mystery hidden for AGES in God who created ALL THINGS is now made known to the rulers and authorities.

John 18: 36  “If my kingdom were FROM THIS WORLD,  my servants would kill. But my kingdom is NOT FROM THIS WORLD

The word “world” in the Bible sometimes means God’s physical creation. Sometimes the word “world” in the Bible means a group of human creatures  (either all those who have not yet believed the gospel, or all those who have believed the gospel). But often the translation “world” refers to an age, an indefinite period of time.

Galatians 1: 4 Our Lord Jesus Christ gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this PRESENT EVIL AGE  according to the will of our God and Father. 5 To him be the glory for the age

Mark 4: 19  The worries of this age and the desires for OTHER THINGS enter in and choke the word, and the seed becomes unfruitful.

I John 2: 16 Everything IN THE WORLD —the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s possessions—is not from the Father, but is FROM THE WORLD 17 And the WORLD WITH ITS LUSTS is passing away, but the one who does the will of God will  remain

Hebrews 1: 1 Long ago God spoke to our fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. 2 In these LAST DAYS , God has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed the Son heir of ALL THINGS and made the AGES through the Son . 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of God’s nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, God the Son  SAT DOWN at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
8 God says to the Son–Your throne, God, is for the AGE

Psalm 45: 6 Your throne, God, is for the AGE–The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

Hebrews 5: 6 God said to the Son– You are a priest to the AGE according to the order of Melchizedek.

Psalm 110: 4 The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back–“You are a priest to the AGE “

In the future, when there is no more sin or sinners, there will be no more priest.

Revelation 22:21  I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple according to the pattern of Melchizedek.”

Colossians 3:  You died and YOUR LIFE is NOW hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is YOUR LIFE appears, then YOU also will appear WITH HIM in glory”

I Corinthians 15: 51 We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed,
52 in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
53 For this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility,
and this mortal must be clothed with immortality.

There was dust here on earth before there was a “living soul”. There was God’s breath (spirit) before there was a “living soul”. But there was no pre-existing “ eternal soul” before and without the dust and the breath from God To be a soul, you need a body. To be a living soul, you need life from God. But every human life from God that comes biologically through Adam is mortal, because Adam was mortal.

Adam had a supernatural origin
Eve had a supernatural origin
Jesus Christ had a supernatural BIRTH
Mary was the seed of Adam
Jesus was the seed of Adam.
Mary is not the one to save Eve
Jesus Christ is the only Savior

We all began in guilt and nobody’s history in guilt ended until they were imputed with Christ’s death

Romans 6: 4  As Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also walk in a new life Romans 6 11 Consider yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

But even the elect now justified before God already in this age are NOT YET given immortality.

Romans 6: 5 We WILL CERTAINLY also be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Romans 6: 23 The wages of sin is DEATH, but the GIFT of God is lasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

in Christ all will be made alive.

I Corinthians 15 :23 Each in his own order– Christ, the first-fruits. THEN, at his coming, those who belong to Christ. 24 THEN COMES THE END when Christ hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when God the Father abolishes all rule and all authority and power. 25 For Christ must REIGN UNTIL God the Father puts all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be abolished is death. 

I Corinthians 15: 45 It is written,  The first man Adam became a living being (Genesis 2:7) The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 

I Corinthians 15:48 Like the man from dust, so are those who are from the dust. Like the man from heaven, so are those who are from heaven. 49  As we have borne the image of the man of dust, we also WILL BEAR the image of the man from heaven.

Immortality will only be given by God to those who God justifies before God , not when God chose them, and not even when God justified them, but only when God the Son returns to earth. God the Son has been raised from death, but the age to come will not arrive for those given to God the Son until God the Son returns to earth. Only then, at some indefinite time (long or short) from now, will the present evil age end and then immortality will be God’s gift for those God loves.

I Timothy 6: 12 Fight the good fight for the faith. take hold of lasting life that you were called to and have made a good confession about in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the presence of God who gives life, I charge you to keep the command UNTIL THE APPEARING of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 God will bring this about in GOD’S OWN TIME. God is the blessed and only Sovereign, THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS IMMORTALITY.

2  Timothy 4: 6  The time for my  DEPARTURE is close. 7  I have FINISHED THE RACE 8 There is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me ON THAT DAY and not only to me, but to all those who have loved HIS APPEARING

Notice that this does waiting for the age to come does NOT mean that we don’t care about but Jesus or His future coming. In 2 Timothy 4, Paul immediately writes– 9 Make every effort to COME TO ME SOON 10 Demas has deserted me, because  he loved THIS PRESENT WORLD

1 Timothy 6:17 Instruct those who are rich in the PRESENT AGE not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God who richly provides us with ALL THINGS TO ENJOY

Philippians 3: 12 Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of the goal because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13… Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, 14 I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3: 20 Our citizenship is from heaven. FROM HEAVEN we eagerly WAIT for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 When He comes, Jesus will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.

John 12: 25 The one who loves their life will lose their life , and the one who hates their life IN THIS WORLD  will keep LASTING LIFE

John 1: 10 The true light was in the world, and the WORLD was created through him, and yet the WORLD did not recognize him

John 3: 1 7 For God did not send God’s Son INTO THE WORLD to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him

John 6:14 Then the people said, “This truly is the Prophet who is to come into the WORLD.”

 John 9: 5 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 14: 22 How is it  that you are going to reveal yourself to us and NOT TO THE WORLD?

I Corinthians 2: 12 We have NOT received the spirit of the WORLD.  We have received  the Spirit who comes from God, so that we  understand what has been FREELY GIVEN to us by God.

I Corinthians 3: 19 The wisdom of THIS WORLD  is foolishness with God

I Corinthians 7: 29 : The time is limited now . THIS WORLD in its current form is passing away

I Corinthians 11: 29 We are disciplined, so that we not be condemned with the WORLD.

Hebrews 1: 2 God made the AGES  through the Son .

Hebrews 11: 3 By faith we understand that the ages were created by the word of God, so that what is seen was MADE OUT OF what was not visible.

Ephesians 2:  You WERE DEAD  in your sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this age

Romans 6: 17 But God be thanked, that ye WERE the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine whereto ye were delivered 18 Being THEN made free from sin, you BECAME the servants of righteousness.

David Adkins– “BEING THEN” not BEFORE THEN!” Along with the true gospel form of doctrine God imputed
God’s Son’s Righteousness Obtained by His to individual elect persons. THE LEGAL STATE of these persons WAS PERMANENTLY CHANGED from a state of guilt and condemnation ( sins imputed to us ) to a legal STATE OF JUSTIFICATION, NOT GUILTY, JUSTIFIED by Christ’s Righteousness Accomplished by His death imputed to us.

Titus 1:1  The faith of God’s elect and the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH that leads to godliness in the hope of lasting life that God promised before the ages

Titus 2: 11 The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation, instructing us to deny worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in THE PRESENT AGE 13 while we wait for the blessed HOPE, the  APPEARING OF THE GLORY of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ